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About Kathy

Kathy Medford advises and represents business clients on securities matters, corporate finance and general corporate transactions. With a primary focus on capital markets, she represents issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings of equity securities, high-yield debt securities and investment-grade debt securities.

Kathy advises clients on Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting and disclosure obligations and other corporate governance and compliance matters. She also assists public and private clients with mergers, acquisitions and commercial transactions.


Recent Notable Matters

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank — as agent to the lenders in the $2.44 billion letter of credit facility and approximately $544 million in funded debt for McDermott International in the successfully completed emergence from bankruptcy  

Textron Inc. — public offering of $650 million of its notes in March 2020

Crédit Agricole — $2.8 billion financing facility in prepackaged Chapter 11 restructuring transaction for McDermott International, as agent to revolving debtor-in-possession (DIP) lenders

DTE Energy — represented the underwriters in three separate public offerings by DTE Energy Company of $2.4 billion of equity and debt securities, including $1.3 billion aggregate amount of equity units, 2.7 million shares of common stock and $800 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes

Apache Corporation — represented Apache in its offering of $600 million in aggregate principal amount of 4.250% notes due 2030 and $400 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.350% notes due 2049 in an underwritten public offering

Altus Midstream Company and Altus Midstream LP — issuance of $625 million of preferred equity in a private placement

Global Infrastructure Partners — preferred equity investment of up to $200 million in Dos Rios Crude Intermediate LLC, a subsidiary of Noble Midstream Partners LP formed to hold Noble Midstream’s 30 percent equity interest in the EPIC Crude Pipeline, which is being designed with an initial capacity of 590 MBbl/d from the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford to the Gulf Coast

Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP — representing the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of the General Partner of Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (TEP) in the merger agreement between Tallgrass Energy GP, LP (TEGP) and TEP, in which TEGP will acquire all TEP common units held by the public

Lillis Energy, Inc. — three separate transactions consisting of a three-year $50 million credit facility; acquisition of 2,798 net acres located in the Delaware Basin from OneEnergy Partners, LLC; and a preferred stock issuance

DTE Electric Company — underwriters counsel in offering of $1.1 billion of mortgage bonds



University of Houston Law Center,
magna cum laude
University of St. Thomas,
summa cum laude

Bar Admissions





December 8, 2016
Corporate Compliance Insights





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